Bushwick Augmented Reality Intervention

Curated by Mark Skwarek, this project will overlay the Bushwick area with a site specific augmented reality that is viewed on mobile devices like iPhones and Androids. Viewers may walk around the Bushwick area and see 3d virtual objects as art, mixed with physical reality on their phones. The project will showcase a variety of artists and different styles of augmented reality.

Both the VF Bufo Toad and the Border Memorial Calaca in the Bushwick Augmented Reality Intervention, part of the 2010 Beta Spaces Exhibition.

Buskwick AR Intervention, The Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos in Bushwick, Mark Skwarek and John Craig Freeman.

Install the Layar app on a mobile device and search for Bushwick Augmented Reality Intervention.

Bushwick AR Intervention, Virta-Flaneurazine, Bufo Virtanus, Will Pappenheimer and John Craig Freeman.

About John Craig Freeman

John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, He has had work commissioned by the ZERO1, Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, El Pais, Liberation, Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper's and Der Spiegel. Christiane Paul cites Freeman's work in her book Digital Art, as does Lucy Lippard in the Lure of the Local, and Margot Lovejoy in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. His writing has been published in Rhizomes, Leonardo, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure. Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston. Freeman writes, “If Andy Warhol set out to create a distinctly American art form in the twentieth century, I identify with those who seek to create a distinctly global art form in the twenty-first.”
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